Memorial Students Explore Volunteer Opportunities

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Memorial Junior High School held its annual Community Volunteer Fair on Dec. 12, when students learned how they can become involved in outreach programs and make a difference through service. The agencies represented included the Central-Memorial PTSA, the Memorial JHS Library, Operation Splash, the Sparkle Empowerment Program for Girls, the W.A.N.T.E.D. Project, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Services), the REACH Program, Paw it Forward Pet Pantry, Rescuing Families, Inc., Valley Stream Youth Council and the Marion & Aaron Gural JCC.

Organized by School Counselor Alexandra Panos and Social Worker Jennifer Magnes, the fair was presented through Pupil Personnel Services as a way to encourage students to explore their interests, develop an increased sense of social responsibility, apply academic learning to real human need, foster relationships and communication skills, define possible career paths through community service and build positive relationships with peers and adults within the Valley Stream community.